Hi Bonnie:So there ya go folks! I think if you want to make some, there is a source for you. Oh, the lunch hours I spent in massage school appliqueing all those basket handles. Oh, the funny looks I got from other "much younger than me" students who thought I was fit for the looney bin!
Your border looks great! It is perfect! How clever to use half square triangle blocks in the corners!
I started making baskets like those a number of years ago and the pattern was called Postage Stamp from Alex Anderson's book "Quilts for Fabric Lovers". The baskets are 4 1/2".
Great memories, each and every one.
I just finished writing the LAST pattern for the book. I'm breathing a sigh of relief here! I'm packing and getting ready to leave for Hershey..I'm still unsure if I'm leaving tomorrow morning to give myself an extra day up around Lancaster...(oh, I am so sorely tempted!!!) or if I'm going to get up at the bum-crack of dawn on Wednesday and do it all in one shot. It's so nice to be home, I'm a bit reluctant to leave!